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heat·stroke

(hēt'strōk),
A severe and often fatal illness produced by exposure to excessively high temperatures, especially when accompanied by marked exertion; characterized by headache, vertigo, confusion, hot dry skin, and a slight rise in body temperature; in severe cases, high fever, vascular collapse, and coma develop.

heat apoplexy

(1) A potentially fatal response to excess heat outside the body; heatstroke.
(2) A nonspecific term for any cyclical fever occurring in malaria; ardent fever.

heat·stroke

, heat stroke (hēt'strōk)
A severe and often fatal illness produced by exposure to excessively high temperatures, especially when accompanied by marked exertion; characterized by headache, vertigo, confusion, hot dry skin, and a slight rise in body temperature; in severe cases, very high fever, vascular collapse, and coma develop.

heatstroke

The effect of environmental temperature too high to be managed with the body's heat regulating mechanisms. The body temperature rises, the skin is dry and there is headache, nausea and confusion. Untreated heatstroke is often fatal. Also known as heat hyperpyrexia.
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Heatstroke among passengers can also cause delays in train schedules.
As part of their 'Have a Safe Summer' campaign, the police urged people to avoid long periods of direct sun exposure as this may lead to heatstroke, which can be fatal if not treated right away.
The death toll due to heatstroke touched 35 at a Bihar government-run medical institution in Gaya on Monday.
On the occasion, the focal person of health department Dr, Bhawani Shankar informed the meeting that the department has established seven heatstroke camps in hospitals as well as the public places with availability ambulances, doctors, paramedics and life saving drugs.
Meanwhile, as the temperature in the provincial capital rose, stocks of necessary medicines and medical equipment were replenished on Monday at all government hospitals to protect locals from heatstroke and viral gastroenteritis.
A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or above, obtained with a rectal thermometer was said to be the main sign of heatstroke which if left un attended may lead to altered mental state or behavior.
It must be remembered that these heat centres opened up in Sukkur are a response to the severe heatstroke crisis that occurs in Sindh in summers.
However, these are the easiest ways for pet owners to help their pets beat the heat, or help lower their pet's body temperature if they are displaying symptoms of heatstroke:
Officials at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital said that no patients with heatstroke reached their facilities.
There are common signs and symptoms of heatstroke that you should pay attention to, especially if you've been out in the sun for a long time.
The officials of the Edhi Centre in Sehwan told local news channel that the death toll of devotees of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar had reached 15 as heatstroke had persisted in Sehwan for the last four days.
"University of Maryland officials and employees caused Jordan McNair's heatstroke, failed to recognize Jordan McNair's symptoms of heatstroke, and failed to provide Jordan McNair with medical treatment, further exacerbating the severity of his heatstroke," the letter read.